Carl's Capitol Comments
Three Newton-authored bills address voter eligibility, electioneering
April 21, 2021
We heard 115 Senate bills on the House Floor last week, and the Senate heard 117 House bills. Each chamber still has about 300 measures eligible to be considered by our April 22 third-reading deadline. Once bills pass both legislative chambers, they are sent to the governor for his consideration of signing them into law unless modified by the second chamber.
I am the House author of three Senate bills this year that would fix some problems in our election laws. Oklahoma did a great job during the election last fall, but Covid-19 exposed some weaknesses in our system.
Senate Bill 710 will...